Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL With BrakeBuddy Supplemental Braking System

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What product you recommend to wire my new 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL to tow behind my Motorhome. I need a base plate, wiring to operate the lights. Also a buddy brake breakaway and battery charging. Thanks I currently have a blue ox tow bar and buddy brake set up. Thanks

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To flat tow your 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL you will need to start with compatible base plates; because you have a Blue Ox tow bar and assuming you have the standard factory bumper the best option is the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BX1139 which will be compatible with Blue Ox tow bars Alpha # BX7365, Avail # BX7420 as well as Aventa, Aladdin, Adventurer, Ambassador, Acclaim, Allure, and Trion. If your Blue Ox tow bar does not have integrated safety cables you will need those and can use the Blue Ox # BX88196.

For a wiring kit that will allow your 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL lights to function while being towed you can use the Roadmaster 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit # RM-15267. You will need to use Stop Light Switch Kit # RM-751490 as well as the 12 Volt Outlet Kit # RM-9332 to power a BrakeBuddy which plugs into your Jeep's 12V outlet.

Finally, it is likely you will need a high-low adapter such as # BX88130 to keep your tow bar level with your tow vehicle. The adapter you need is going to depend on some measurements you'll need to take. I have added a link to a help article on high-low adapters which explains the measurements you'll need, as well as a link to our page with our selection of adapters.

I have also added links to videos of installs of some of these parts on a 2018 Wrangler for you to take a look at.

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Is there a light kit that’s a plug in rather than having to splice through the factory harness?

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There are lights available for your 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL that do not require splicing.

Most of them are magnetic lights, so if your Jeep has a soft top the only option is the E-Z Mount Tow Light Kit # EZT20B because they have hinged flaps for mounting. The E-Z Mount simply plugs into your RV's 4-way. The only other options are magnetic, such as the Pilot Magnetic Tow Lights # NV-5164 which are magnetic, wireless and plug into either a 4-way or 7-way.

I've added links to video reviews of these parts for you to check out as well.

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